Former Team Members

Yukie Aizawa
PhD, 10/2013
Neurovascular Regeneration in 3D Hydrogels
Priya Anandakumaran
MASc, 9/2016
Cell Delivery to the Injured Spinal Cord
Brian Ballios, MD/PhD
PhD, 10/2012
Cell Delivery to the Retina
M. Douglas Baumann, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, 5/2010-10/2011
Injectable Drug Delivery Strategies
Matthew Caicco
MASc, 10/2012
Hydrogel Delivery Strategies
Dianna Chan
MASc, 7/2012
Polymer Nanoparticles
Michael Cooke, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 11/2008-10/2015
Stem Cell Delivery to the Stroke-injured Brain
Irja Elliott Donaghue
PhD, 1/2016
Local Delivery of Biomolecules to the CNS
Stephanie Fisher
PhD, 1/2018

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Karyn Ho
PhD, 8/2012
Targeted Delivery and Controlled
Drug Release at Tumour Sites
Leah Kesselman
MASc, 12/2015
3D hydrogels to Model Neurologic Disease
Howard Kim
PhD, 6/2011
Cellular and Molecular Delivery
in Bioengineered Tubes
Jennifer Logie
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 01/2017-08/2017
PhD, 12/2017
Targeted Polymer Delivery Strategies
Jiao Lu
PhD, 2/2012
Derivatization of Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
Christopher K McLaughlin, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 6/2013-5/2016
Designer Polymers and Colloidal Aggregates
Daniel McLean
PhD, 12/2012
Targeted Delivery to the Brain
Jessica Ngai
MASc, 9/2016
3D Chemically Patterned Hydrogels
Chelsea Nimmo
MSc, 8/2011
3D Cell Guidance
Devang Odedra
MASc, 1/2011
Guiding Cardiomyocytes and 3D Gels
Shawn C. Owen, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 9/2009-8/2013
3D Patterning of Cancer Cells
Malgosia Pakulska
PhD, 12/2015
Medicine by Design, Tissues by Design,
Project Manager 1/2016 - 1/2017
Local Delivery to the Spinal Cord
Jamie Parker
MSc, 9/2015
Affinity-based Delivery
Jason Stanwick
MASc, 10/2012
Nanoparticle Formulation
Roger Tam, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 9/2010-9/2016
Polysaccharide Chemistry
Katarina Vulic
PhD Candidate, 11/2014
HAMC Modification for Controlled Delivery
Yuanfei Wang
PhD, 10/2013
Injectable Hydrogels for Applications in Stroke
Ryan Wylie
PhD, 9/2011
3-Dimensional Patterning of Agarose Gels
Tasneem Zahir , PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, 5/2005-6/2011
Engineering Healing for Spinal Cord Injury Repair
Hongmin Chen
BASc, 6/2013
Controlled Delivery of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) to Promote Regeneration of the Damaged Central Nervous S
ystem
Stephanie Iwasa
BASc, 6/2013
Hydrogels for Controlling Cancer Cell Fate Ex Vivo
Mercedeh Modir Shanechi
BASc, 6/2011
Stroke Injury Repair Strategies
Kasra Tajdaran
BASc Candidate, 6/2013
Controlled Release of Therapeutic Proteins for Spinal Cord Injury
Nuno Silva
PhD candidate, 08/2010-04/2011
3D Functionalized Multi-Supportive Structures
Yoko Maliszewski
Administrative Assistant, 2009-2011